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Tottenham rip Chelsea apart: Five talking points from Spurs’ 3-1 win over Blues

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Harry Kane of Tottenham scores against Chelsea

Tottenham produced an incredible display at Wembley as we destroyed Chelsea in the first half. Although the game finished 3-1, it could have been five or six for us if we took our chances.

Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min got the goals for us before Olivier Giroud pulled one back late in the game.

The win put us above the Blues in the Premier League table, and here are the talking points from the clash.

1) The perfect start for a tough week ahead

Tottenham have a season-defining list of games with Inter Milan and Arsenal next. We have to beat the Serie A side to keep our Champions League hopes alive, and this was the perfect way to prepare for that game.

Arsenal won’t be easy either but we have to take one game at a time. Inter know they need to avoid a defeat at Wembley, but this result could give us the confidence of destroying the Serie A giants.

2) Chelsea blown away in the first half

Chelsea came into the game unbeaten in all competitions but that seemed to be in danger right from the start. Tottenham were excellent as soon as the referee blew the whistler and we scored our first goal after just eight minutes.

Dele Alli Tottenham

David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger had a horrible outing and credit must be given to Mauricio Pochettino and the team for coming out all guns blazing.

This is the kind of football we regularly dished out last season, and it needs to continue for the remainder of the campaign.

3) Attacking quartet light it up

Injuries meant that this was the first time this season that Son, Alli, Kane and Christian Eriksen all started a game, and it was incredible.

The quartet were everywhere and make life difficult for the Blues. Eriksen didn’t get on the score sheet but his delivery led to Alli opening the rout.

The scoreline should have been much more but this was a perfect reminder of what we can do when we have all our best players fit.

4) Foyth is a lucky boy

The Argentine has been on an incredible high after making his Premier League debut a few weeks ago and then excelling for the national side during the international break.

Juan Foyth celebrates with his Tottenham teammates

Foyth was picked ahead of Davinson Sanchez but he was lucky not to give away a penalty in the first half. Eden Hazard was hacked from the back but the referee didn’t blow for the spot-kick.

Small things do matter in the game and the momentum remained with us as we went on to pick up a memorable win.

5) Premier League hopes still alive

The win put us above Chelsea in the Premier League table and we are five points behind leaders Manchester City. The Cityzens have been supreme this season in the league but if we play as we did in the first half, we could defeat the Sky Blues.

Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier

Tottenham haven’t had great attacking displays this season but there was barely anything wrong with our play yesterday. We need City to slip-up if we are to overtake them but we do face them at the Etihad this season.

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Spurs have to keep the momentum up and push on, and hopefully, we do that for the remainder of the campaign.

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